Denver Broncos: 5 players soaring up depth chart after Vikings win

Denver Broncos wide receiver Trinity Benson. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos depth chart, Netane Muti
Denver Broncos depth chart 2021 – Netane Muti. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Netane Muti, OG

The Denver Broncos came into training camp with a seemingly solidified couple of starting guard positions.

Dalton Risner is expected to take another step forward in year three at left guard and former big-money free agent pickup Graham Glasgow is expected to be a Pro Bowl-caliber player at the right guard position with his hefty contract.

With that all being said, Netane Muti has been working in with the top offensive line unit far too much to ignore throughout training camp.

Muti showed off his ability to absolutely dominate in his rookie season when he got the chance to start against the Carolina Panthers. It was a truly outstanding debut considering Muti barely played in his final season at Fresno State, and frankly, he hadn’t played much in college in general.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Muti turned in his marching band uniform for the football pads (seriously, Google it), and he’s now looking like he’s ready for a full-time starting role at the NFL level.

At this point, it’s really tough to ignore how many 1st-team reps the Broncos are giving to Muti. The idea of trading Graham Glasgow has certainly crossed my mind, even though he carries a dead cap hit of $9 million if traded.

To be very clear, however, that $9 million in dead money would be split between 2021 ($3 million) and 2022 ($6 million) with plenty of cap savings in addition to taking on those dead cap hits.

If you have a long-term solution at the guard position in Muti, why would you not do everything you could to get that future plan in motion?

If Glasgow is playing great, there’s no reason to trade him and move on to the future. As with many other positions, though, if the younger player is playing as good or better than the incumbent?

You might consider making the bold move.